Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Eye Care

This activity is supported by unrestricted educational grant from Transitions Optical, Inc.

Faculty: Janette Pepper, OD

Release Date: October 20, 2023
Expiration Date: October 20, 2024
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1 hour

Goal Statement: This course will empower eyecare professionals to create a welcoming environment for a diverse patient base by understanding the different risks and eye health needs of different populations.

Educational Objectives:

·       Explore the different risks and eye health needs of diverse populations 

·       Identify tactical steps eyecare professionals can take to be inclusive in their practice

Target Audience: This activity is intended for optometrists who provide primary care optometry services, including but not limited to medical optometric services.

Faculty/Editorial Board: Janette Pepper, OD, Essence Johnson, OD

Continuing Education Credit: This activity, COPE Activity Number(s) 127013 and COPE Course ID(s) 87133-PB is accredited by COPE for continuing education for optometrists. 

Reviewed by: University of Alabama- Birmingham & COPE

Administered by: Review Education Group

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: Review Education Group (REG) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company. 

Janette Pepper, OD: No financial disclosures.

Essence Johnson, OD: No financial disclosures.

Planners and Managers: REG planners and managers have nothing to disclose. 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.